Building Suspense with The Regietheater Panel

Building Suspense with The Regietheater Panel

Jeff Higgins

Yesterday we hosted our very first panel discussion, and I couldn't have been happier with the result. The discussion was smart and frank, with dense conversations about Regietheater, and its role today in opera's evolution. I can't wait to show you the battles of opinions, and the thoughtful questions posed throughout the talk. For now, you'll have to settle on the photo above (taken by our videographer, Jeff Higgins), and a refresher of who joined me for Schmopera's first panel discussion:

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company
Michael Mori, Artistic Director of Tapestry Opera
Joel Ivany, Artistic Director of Against the Grain Theatre
Krisztina Szabó, mezzo-soprano
Lydia Perović, writer and arts journalist, (Opera Canada, The Globe and Mail)
Wayne Gooding, editor, Opera Canada
Robert Harris, arts critic, The Globe and Mail

Stay tuned to watch the full discussion, which will soon be available on our YouTube channel.

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Jenna Simeonov

Jenna Simeonov

Jenna is the editor and co-creator of She's also a pianist, vocal coach, and répétiteur, and working with singers is how she fell in love with opera. Her favourite operas include Peter Grimes, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde, Written on Skin, and Anna Nicole.

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